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44th President of the United States(Born August 4th, 1961   Born in Hawaii in 1961, and raised with the help

By OV STAFF   W.E.B. Du Bois in his office   A pioneering intellectual and controversial figure on the world’s

By OV Staff Matthew Henson     Notorious for discovering the North Pole, Matthew Henson was the first African-American Arctic

John Burr was a prominent 19th-century African American inventor. He is best-known for his invention of the modern rotary lawnmower.

By OV Staff Near penniless, but driven by a consuming desire to educate black youth, Mary McLeod Bethune founded what

A Black male teacher in the New York City public school system joined a recent Q&A with Black male studies

Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and recipient of America’s highest military decoration (1858-1925) A Buffalo Soldier in the

By Frederick Reese Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America.

BY: SETH WILLIAMS With the compromise of 1877 and the end of the Reconstruction Era in the south, southern white

OV Staff   Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and stateman, Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, he was taught to

  By Kiersten Willis Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen believes there aren’t many differences between the lessons the Jewish Holocaust

Image Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library Jane Bolin was the first

    Born into slavery and freed by the Civil War, Booker Taliaferro Washington was an educator, author, and prominent

By OV Staff Elijah McCoy studied mechanical engineering in Scotland, then worked for the Michigan Central Railroad. He invented an